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Address by Chief Justice Hon. Justice Kamal Kumar at the Admission Ceremony of New Legal Practitioners of University of Fiji 18th March 2022 – High Court No. 2

Honourable Justice Brito-Mutunayagam Honourable Justice Thushara Rajasinghe Honourable Justice Vishwa Datt Sharma GDLP Coordinator – UniFiji, Mr. Jiten Singh Representative of the Dean School of Law, Professor Mohammed Aziz Representative from the Fiji Law Society, Ms Mele Rakai Counsel moving the Petitions Newly admitted Legal Practitioners Friends and Family of Newly Admitted Legal Practitioners It’s a pleasure to be the first to thank you and congratulate you for being sworn in as Lawyers.  I extend a warm welcome to all the relatives and guests of the newly admitted Legal Practitioners who are present here today.  I also extend congratulations to you and your family members on behalf of Judicial Department. The...

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Address by the Hon. Chief Justice Kamal Kumar at the Admission Ceremony of New Legal Practitioners (USP)

Honourable Justice Thushara Kumarage Honourable Justice Gihan Kulatunga Honourable Justice Siainiu Bull Acting Chief Magistrate Ms Waleen George Deputy Director, Professional Legal Training Programmes, Ms Anuleshni Neelta Representative of the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Rajni Chand Administrative Assistant, School of Law, Ms Prem Shekhar PDLP Coordinators Counsel moving the Petitions Newly admitted Legal Practitioners Friends and Family of new Legal Practitioners   To:     The Newly Admitted Legal Practitioners It’s a pleasure to be the first to thank you and congratulate you for being sworn in as Lawyers.  I extend a warm welcome to all the relatives and guests of the newly admitted Legal Practitioners who are present here today.  I also extend congratulations to...

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Address by Chief Justice Hon. Justice Kamal Kumar at the Workshop for Commissioners for Oaths on 23 December 2021

It’s a pleasure to be the first one to thank you and congratulate you for being sworn in as Commissioner for Oaths.  I extend a warm welcome to all the relatives and guests of the new Commissioner for Oaths who are present here today. You as Commissioner for Oaths now play a vital role in our legal system and that is not to be taken lightly.  As Commissioner for Oaths you will witness: Affidavits: which will be used in Courts as evidence or dealings in land matters; Statutory Declarations: which will be used to obtain certain legal documents like passports. It is...

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Address by the Chief Justice Hon. Justice Kamal Kumar at the Swearing-In of Justices of the Peace on 7 December 2021

Thank you for coming forward to serve members of our community as Justice of Peace. You as JPs play a vital role in our legal system and that is not to be taken lightly.  As JPs you will: Witness signatures to Statutory Declarations: which will be used to obtain certain legal documents like passports. Certify documents as true copy. It is very encouraging to note your commitment and willingness to provide voluntary service to our community. You being selected as JPs indicate that you have been considered by the Honourable Attorney-General of Fiji and Ministry of Justice to be a person with integrity...

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Address at the Launch of Bench Book on Children by the Hon. Acting Chief Justice Kamal Kumar 31 March 2021 at the GPH Suva

Hon. Judges and Master of the High Court H.E. Mr. Sheldon Yett, UNICEF Representative H.E. Mr. Sujiro Seam, Head of Delegation, European Union Their Excellencies, the High Commissioners and Ambassadors Ms Jennifer Poole, Permanent Secretary for Women, Children & Poverty Alleviation Chief Registrar Resident Magistrates Mr. Rashmi Aslam, Deputy Commissioner, FICAC UNICEF Pacific and Fiji Representatives Mr. Shahin Ali, Director Legal Aid Commission Mr. Apakuki Qura, Deputy Commissioner of Corrections Mr. Wylie Clarke, President, Fiji Law Society Mr. Jesh Kumar, Project Planning Officer, Office of the Prime Minister Ms Miliana Tarai, Legal Services Manager, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Ms Meresiana Krishna, Child Rights Officer, Save the Children Fiji Members of the Secretariat and IT Section     Good afternoon, I...

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Address by the Hon. Acting Chief Justice at the Signing of Contract for E-Filing Installation

Honourable Judges Honourable Attorney-General of Fiji Mr. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (National Authorized Officer – Access to Justice Project) His Excellency Mr. Sujiro Seam, European Union Head of Delegation for the Pacific Mr. Levan Bouadze, Resident Representative of the UNDP Pacific Chief Registrar Chief Magistrate Mr. Michal Krejza, Head of Corporation, European Union Director of Public Prosecutions Deputy Commissioner FICAC President, Fiji Law Society Director Legal Aid Commission Director Fiji Human Rights & Anti-Discrimination Commission Representatives from European Union and UNDP Members of E-filing Committee Invited Guests Thank you all for your presence here to witness the signing of E-filing Installation Contract for Judicial Department. One of the key aspects of providing Access to Justice is to ensure...

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Address by Acting Chief Justice Hon. Justice Kamal Kumar at the Magistrates Workshop on 30th September 2020 at Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa, Fiji

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His Excellency Mr. Sujiro Seam, Head of Delegation, European Union for the Pacific Honourable Judges Hon. Madam Justice Wati, Chairperson of NJEC Chief Registrar Chief Magistrate Resident Magistrates Ms Julie Vandassen, Technical Advisor, Access to Justice Project - UNDP Ms Debra Williams, Finance and Administration Associate, Access to Justice Project - UNDP Ms Tomoko Kashiwazaki, Communications Specialist, Access to Justice Project - EU Secretariat and IT Staff I welcome you all to the opening ceremony of 2020 Magistrates Workshop to be held over the next three (3) days. I have much pleasure in extending a very warm welcome to our Chief Guest His Excellency Mr. Sujiro Seam to...

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Address by Acting Chief Justice Hon. Justice Kamal Kumar at the Admission Ceremony of New Legal Practitioners 25th September 2020

Honourable Judges of the High Court Her Excellency the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Fiji and Dean of Law School, Professor Shaista Shameem Honourable Mr. Justice Jiten Singh, Senior Lecturer Head of Department – Law, Fiji National University, Ms Adarshani Vikash Director, Legal Aid Commission, Mr. Shahin Ali Newly appointed President, Fiji Law Society, Mr. William Clarke Newly admitted Legal Practitioners Family and Friends   It’s a pleasure to be the first to thank you and congratulate you for being sworn in as Lawyers.  I extend a warm welcome to all the relatives and guests of the newly admitted Legal Practitioners who are present here today.  I also...

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